On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 07:50:31PM -0800, Patton Echols wrote:
> On 03/03/2009 05:36 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> > Robert Parker wrote:
> > > On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:53 AM, Chris G <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >> A couple of times recently I have wanted to print just part of an
> > >> image (.jpg) and, as far as I can see, none of the applications
> > >> I seem to have installed on my xubuntu lets me do this.
> > >>
> > >> I just want to view the image, select a bit of it with a marquee
> > >> and then print. I guess the Gimp will do it but it's a bit OTT
> > >> just for printing something.
> > >
> > > sudo apt-get install imagemagick
> > >
> > > It's a suite of image processing programs. To select part of an
> > > image you probably want convert so 'man convert'
> > Yes, in particular look at the -crop option.
> Certainly, but the command would be something like this:
> convert rose.gif -crop 40x30+10+10 +repage name.gif
> where "rose.gif" is the original image, "40x30" is the pixels size to be
> cropped, +10+10 is the offset telling the command the offset in the
> image to position the crop +repage is so that the command reduces the
> "canvas" to the cropped size and "name.gif" is the name of the resulting
> > Also, you can have convert output to postscript and pipe directly to
> > a2ps or lpr for the actual print.
> Yup, and the command above would be modified to do that. (Sorry, I don't
> know how to pipe to a printer) But what OP would need to know the
> dimensions of the original image, the dimensions of the crop and the
> dimensions of the offset. Pretty sure that is not what was asked for.
> > Just don't use good paper while
> > you're testing.
> True, before you send to print, you can see the result with "display"
> which is also part of the IM suite like this:
> convert rose.gif -crop 40x30+10+10 +repage - | display -
> (hint - "q" to quit the display window, right click for options)
All very well but none of this addresses the basic issue, having
selected the bit I want to print I want it to *fill* the A4 sheet of
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